Elemental iron – Innofer baby for children, effectively prevents iron deficiency anemia
Innofer baby – a product intended for children and infants, containing elemental iron in the form of an oral suspension, which is well absorbed and at the same time gentle to the stomach. Its extraordinary effectiveness will help you prevent anemia and iron deficiency in your child.
The role of iron
Iron is present in every cell of the body, and its most important role is to transport oxygen to all organs. It regulates the production of red blood cells and hemoglobin, the main blood components. One of the critical periods of human life, in which iron plays an extremely important role is the period of infancy. At this time, iron is responsible for the proper development of the child's brain, the formation of networks and connections of nerve cells responsible for various cognitive skills. During the first months of life, the child also exhausts iron stores for an intensive growth of the body and the increase of the volume of circulating blood. Due to such a complex role of iron, the demand for it is variable and depends on the age, sex and condition of the body, and in the case of children the most important factor is changing of the body mass.
Elemental iron - Innofer baby
According to the latest Standards of medical care for a newborn in Poland, elemental iron is the only form of iron recommended by the Polish Neonatological Society due to its most effective absorption and safety of use. Elemental iron also has the GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) safety status assigned by the American Food and Drug Administration. A definite advantage of this form of iron is gradual and slow penetration through the wall of the digestive tract, which makes it better tolerated than iron salts. Consequently, it does not cause abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation. When you use iron in Innofer baby, you do not have to worry about metallic taste or discoloration of teeth.
Consequences of iron deficiency in children
Due to iron’s participation in many processes responsible for the proper development of a child, and in particular their nervous system, iron deficiency in infancy may result in:
- impaired motor and mental development,
- abnormalities in memory, speech and attention,
- problems of visual, auditory, olfactory and tactile perception,
- the formation of anemia,
- in later life may occur behavioral problems and difficulties in learning.
Children who need to resupply iron
Iron stores collected during pregnancy are sufficient for 4-6 months, whereas in premature babies it is only for 1-3 months, therefore experts strongly recommend iron treatment up to 12 months of age:
- infants with low birth mass,
- infants with multiple pregnancy (twin, triplet, etc.)
- infants of mothers with anemia during pregnancy,
- infants exposed to blood loss during the perinatal period.
The right dose of iron without side effects
Due to the dangerous effects of both deficiency and excess of iron, specialists recommend precise iron doses adjusted to the child's body mass. For this reason, Innofer baby has a dispenser that will allow you to give your child the right dose of iron. Consumption of the right amount of iron is extremely important because the human body has no mechanism to remove this element. Unabsorbed excess of iron can irritate the stomach, promote the development of unfavorable bacteria in the gut, and damage cells.
The safety of using Innofer baby
Innofer baby has a positive opinion of the Institute of Mother and Child, does not contain cow's milk, lactose, gluten and can be safely administered to people who do not tolerate these ingredients.